“Define Dangerous”: Max Verstappen Shares Same Profound Sentiment With Adrenaline Junkie Rival Lewis Hamilton In Recent Confession

Published 11/15/2022, 2:15 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 12: Race winner and 2021 F1 World Drivers Champion Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing is congratulated by runner up in the race and championship Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on December 12, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mario Renzi – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

As the 2022 Formula 1 championship season edges closer to the end, we already have a few things wrapped up. Max Verstappen and Red Bull are the champions. The grid for 2023 is almost decided and the drivers are ready to start their vacation after Abu Dhabi. However, some drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen don’t spend their vacation sitting on their couches.

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Most drivers on the grid are extremely rich and young individuals who can get anything they want. Something these individuals constantly want is a thrill, especially after racing for a better part of the year. Who can blame them? An adrenaline rush is addictive and that’s exactly what these drivers are used to.

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Hamilton has showcased that on multiple occasions with his skydiving or jet ski videos on Instagram. Verstappen is similar in that aspect as with his Instagram as proof. So when Verstappen sat down with GQ magazine to answer his fans on the internet, he took one comment personally.

The comment read, “What is it with you F1 driver? Always “speed is the limit” always looking for “danger”. Can y’all just lay on the beach and do nothing”

The Red Bull man defended himself and his fellow drivers with a logical and fitting reply. “But that’s boring, doing nothing. And what’s dangerous? I mean, you can also slip in the shower and break your neck or cycle around New York. Define dangerous at the end?” he replied.

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The Dutchman puts logic in the defense of his sport and the things he likes to do in his free time. However, Verstappen wasn’t just defending himself, as most drivers on the grid enjoy adventure activities.

Lewis Hamilton jumped off a plane 10 times in one day!

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Apart from defending himself, Verstappen was also defending activities to his rival Hamilton. We are all aware the Mercedes man is an adrenaline junkie. If you have any doubts, his trip to the UAE in April should clear that up.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 10, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Hamilton posted a video on his Instagram skydiving with a detailed caption. “I’ve been sky diving for a couple years now but naturally through the pandemic I didn’t get to go. Got 10 jumps in, learned something new each time. It’s such a great way to clear the mind, recenter and refocus on the week ahead,” read the caption.

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WATCH THIS STORY: Lewis Hamilton Jumps Off a Plane Amidst His Mental Health Woes

Ten jumps in one day! Hamilton really needed to recenter. Maybe the result of the Brazilian GP was a result of the jumps? We highly doubt it but whatever helps the 7-time World Champion!

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

Edited By: Ankit Sharma

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